Session 8 | March 16, 2009 | Extra Credit


Something that is important in design is solid awareness of your perception and the way you receive information visually. Below are a few  assessments / online games that fall into different  areas which are important for designers to be aware of. Go to the pages and do the following and take screen shots of the last page/score, send me the screen shots (6 total) and you will earn a  4.0 for Extra Credit in this class. (the whole thing should take no more than one hour) Note: you will not be graded on the scores, that just lets me know you did the test. Do ALL the exercises completely and you draw your own conclusions from the experience. We will discuss next week in class what you found out.

Screen shots can be made on a Mac by clicking  Shift + Command + 4 (the cursor turns into a cross-hair with numbers. You drag out a box around the items you want to take a screen shot of, a PNG file named Picture 1, Picture 2 etc will be placed on he desktop).

OPTIONAL: If you find these assessments interesting I suggest you take the Strength Quest Assessment through the Student Success Center in Anna Whitten Hall call/contact Ken Barr ( to make arrangements to take the online assessment. It will take about 40 minutes to complete and will identify 5 of your top Strengths. As I said i took the accessment and foind it to be very accurate. Here are the first 3 strengths in the accessment so you can see these are deep, core strengths and may not point to a specific job/career but give even more insight:

  1. achiever People especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
  2. activator People especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.
  3. adaptability People especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.


  • 1:45pm class strategy and planning session
  • 3:30pm Karen Visser: College Night 2009 Poster / Postcard promotion
  • 4:00pm Lynn Berkey: Police Academy Graduation Program (Becky)


  • Kal-Haven T-Shirt: Brandon A. (make changes based upon client input)
  • KVCC Art Show Posters/Invite/Awards/Program/Tags: Thomas + (Design comps for invite, tags, program, awards)
  • CNM Graduate Show Posters/Invite/Awards/Program/Tags: Nick, Andy V.  (Get with client, Karen Matson and Design comps for invite, tags, program, awards)
  • Enrichment Campaign: Thomas + Paul (Printing Quotes for different pieces)
  • Police Academy Program Design: Becky further development of design
  • Blues Fest/T-shirts/poster/handbills/program: Brandon B., and Tim’s designs for the posters. Brandon A, Aaron’s, and Tim’s T shirt designs. Brandon B. “Please contact me.” – A.Stork
  • M-Tech: Thomas, Becky, Chris – further development of protype. Questions sent to client for feedback. Wes to act as: tutorial student in prep for client training
  • College Night: Develop concepts, and direction. Originaly small group but Due to the "High Visability" was opened up to entire class based upon interest. All who are interestedL be prepared to chat with instructor next week about your design direction/thumbnails. We will not do a wall review next week. Samples below (click on image for larger preview)

NEXT CLASS | March 23, 2009

  • Individual instructor review with each designer (feel free to come early to class and get it over with 😉
  • PMN Logo Guidelines: Client, Brian Zip
  • 3:00pm Habitat for Humanity: Client, Ann Kilkuskie
  • 4:00pm Lynn Berkey: Police Academy Graduation Program (Becky)

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